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Last Minute Holiday Shopping at Festival Fete’s Holiday Market

20 Dec

It’s not too late to get in some last minute holiday shopping this weekend at Festival Fete‘s Holiday Market at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. There is plenty of parking, entertainment and crafts for the kids and unique, handmade fine art and crafts. $5 suggested donation at the door with proceeds supporting the local non-profit, Art is Smart. We’ll be open from 10am to 6pm and we hope to see you Sunday!

Here’s a sneak peek…

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It’s beginning to feel like HOLIDAY MARKET TIME!

5 Dec

We know that there are lots of things to do this weekend…but we also know that you do not want to miss Festival Fete’s Holiday Market at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet this Sunday! We have a fantastic group of artisans and craftspeople, entertainers and food vendors, arts and crafts for the kids, and more… so come check it out from 10am to 6pm this Sunday, 12/8 and the following two Sundays, 12/15 and 12/22.

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Gorgeous jewelry by Maji Jewelry will be there! http://www.etsy.com/shop/MajiJewelry

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Laurie-Annya Linfoot http://www.forthebirdsct.com

…and Mantra!

Jennifer Neuguth http://www.mymantramylife.com will be in the house! Woot woot!

Jennifer Neuguth http://www.mymantramylife.com will be in the house! Woot woot!

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Holiday Market Entertainment!

25 Nov

We love to provide interesting and fun entertainment for our guests at Festival Fete Holiday Markets. It makes the day shopping for unique, locally hand made goods well…entertaining!

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We will have some returning performers such as Amy the Mime (only this time as an elf!) along with Santa Claus, as well as Lizzie James and the Greystone Rail, Tir Na Nog Irish Dancers, Ladies of the Rolling Pin and Smashing Photo Booth. But also some newer folks like Dance Expressions, belly dancers and choral singers.

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Be sure to check in with us at the information booth when you arrive for detailed show times. And please tell us, what’s your favorite festival entertainment?

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Festival Fete 2013 Holiday Market Artists!

12 Nov

We are about three weeks away from the first Festival Fete 2013 Holiday Market at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston, RI! Take a peek at some of the wonderful talent that will be at the show.

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All of the artisans and crafters that participate in a Festival Fete show are juried for admission so you will find an excellent variety of products at very high quality. Most of our vendors are local, some from other parts of New England so you can feel good about supporting small, local businesses!

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Admission to the festival is $5 per person with proceeds benefiting the non-profit, Art is Smart. Children under 12 years old are free, and there will be visits with Santa, FREE gift wrapping, a Children’s Creation Station, festive food and strolling merriment! So mark your calendars for Sunday, December 8th, 15th and 22nd from 10am to 5pm to do your holiday shopping!

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Many thanks to our sponsor and host for this year’s event:

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Festival Fete Artist: Viv Eisner and DIY Stenciling on Fabric

7 Jun

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For Viv Eisner, the business of art is a little bit of everything.  She does everything but knit, which she says is a curse and a blessing (I think it’s awesome) She designs prints, fabrics, jewelry, sculpture, and more. Her booth at the Garden City Art Festival this weekend will include sculpture, mixed media robots and prints, and images framed and sealed in 1/8″ thick industrial resin.

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She is one of those artists sees possibility in just about everything and enjoys transforming objects into truly unique, one of a kind works of art. You can see more of her work on her Etsy site.

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Viv has been working on stenciling fabric to use for her booth display at the Garden City Art Festival and she has posted a great tutorial for you on how to stencil on fabric on her blog: Stenciling on Fabric | it’s me viv.

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Please stop by to see Viv’s booth at the show and take a look at her stenciled muslin tablecloths.

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Festival Fete Presents…The 2013 Garden City Art Festival!!

6 Jun

The big day is almost here…Festival Fete’s Garden City Art Festival is this weekend (rain or shine) Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm daily. There is so much to see and do that you could spend both days there! Here is a little sampling of what you will see…

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We are proud to have SO many high quality vendors at the show: Accessories, Baby, Bath, Candles, Ceramics, Children’s items, Clothing, Dog accessories, Fiber, Food, Furniture, Garden, Glass, Henna Body Art, Housewares, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Wood, and several Non-Profits as well as 10 booths donated to children for the Young Artists section.

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One of the most unique features of a Festival Fete production is the strolling entertainment throughout the entire show. It’s an exciting, dynamic event that you don’t want to miss!

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Circus Smirkus

We are delighted to include Circus Smirkus in the festivities this weekend! They will be in the Creation Station area doing “Circus Crafts” with the kids. Circus Smirkus is a non-profit, award-winning international youth circus founded with a mission: to promote the skills, culture and traditions of the traveling circus and to inspire youth to engage in life-changing adventures in the circus arts. click here To learn more about Circus Smirkus and be sure to stop by and see them at the festival this weekend!

And here’s a video with a snappy little tune that shows how a festival comes to life!

See you at the festival!!

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Meet Joel Peterson: The Toy Maker at the Garden City Art Festival this weekend

5 Jun

Joel Peterson is the Toy Maker and he is a 3rd generation woodworker.  His grandfather was a cabinet-maker in Sweden and America, and his father love to make things in wood as a hobby.  Joel began making furniture for his home and toys for his own boys when they were little until eventually his craft became his business.

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He participates in craft shows throughout new England, but like his simple wooden cars, tractors, trucks and trains made for little hands, his business is done traditionally (in person) and not over the internet.  He will be at Festival Fete’s Garden City Art Festival this weekend and you definitely want to stop by his booth to  see his unique variety of entertaining games and hand-made wooden toys.

Visitors to my booth at the Garden City Art Festival will see wooden swords and shields colorfully decorated with griffins, lions and dragons or perhaps a magic wand guaranteed to turn any big brother into a toad! They can see a catapult fire a deadly ping-pong ball 12-15 feet or simple games of strategy that parents will enjoy playing with their kids and hard to find ancient games with unique game pieces such as a 2000 year old Viking game called “Hnefatafl” and its Scottish variation, “Ard Ri”. Both thought to be precursors to chess. You can view an even an older game (going back 3400 years) to the Egyptians (great for playing in the car).

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He also makes several distinctive items, like the vintage trucks that can be personalized to suit the customer’s specific requests and a tabletop Christmas Advent Tree with colorful hand turned ornaments, handmade stand and a crafted box to store it all – perfect for holiday gift giving.

I have not met The Toymaker yet, but I am looking forward to seeing him this weekend at the festival with my little boy who will love checking out the wooden swords and that catapult!

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